CHAIRS | Elaine Lawrence-Green, Leslie Adderley-Long & Kendra Thomas
Jabberwock is a traditional program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The first Jabberwock event was created by Soror Marion Hope Conover of the Iota Chapter in Boston, Massachusetts and presented, in 1925, to raise money for the chapter’s Scholarship Fund. Soror Conover conceived the idea of a variety show with skits, dances, and songs in competition for prizes of varying amounts. She called this new kind of show a “Jabberwock” because it was inspired by the Jabberwock in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Jabberwock has since evolved into a more diverse program that continues to raise funds for scholarships and other Delta Sigma Theta service projects.
Today, Jabberwock is a national program within Delta Sigma Theta that reflects the Sorority’s commitment to scholarship and the arts. The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter’s Junior Miss and Miss Jabberwock provides funds for scholarships given to young women, grades 6-8 and 9-12, respectively. These scholarship funds will assist with financial needs for participant’s secondary education. Our Jabberwock Committee works diligently to include innovative educational, cultural, community service and self-enrichment activities and programs.